Fire Pumps – Occupational


Changes to the fire protection licensing framework came into effect on 1 May 2021. 

Most existing fire hydrants, hose reels and pumps licenses have transitioned to the new water-based stream (with the exception of fire hydrants and hose reels - inspect and test which transitioned to the new portables stream). The below information is for historical purposes only and should not be relied upon.

Scope of work

1. Certify

  • Certify, inspect and test fire pumps.

2. Inspect and Test

  • Inspect and test fire pumps.

Qualifications required

Please see Technical Qualifications for Licensing (PDF).

Licence types

You can apply for this licence class as a:

  • Fire Protection Occupational.

Important note:

  • Interstate Applicants – may be eligible to obtain a QBCC licence through Mutual Recognition
  • Overseas Applicants – may have to have an overseas qualification assessed for equivalency prior to applying.

Registered Training Organisations

Registered Training Organisations issue formal qualifications to people who successfully complete training. Please note that this list is a guide only and subject to change. We strive to ensure that the information contained is accurate and up-to-date.

Other qualifications can be:

  • apprenticeship papers
  • documentation showing you successfully completed the appropriate course for this licence class
  • documentation showing you successfully completed an equivalent course for this licence class (e.g. similar modules)
  • recognition certificate
  • a qualification of statement of attainment of the required competency issued by an approved authority for the licence class.

Recognition of prior learning

If you do not hold a formal technical qualification, you may be able to obtain it through recognition of prior learning (RPL) by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The following RTOs may be able to provide RPL services for the restricted licence classes listed above::


  • FPIB(Q) (Accreditations)
  • The Service Trades College Australia

Inspect and test

  • The Service Trade College Australia